Magnificent half-timbered buildings and medieval alleys, vineyards blessed with plenty of sunshine and excellent wines, rich history and entertaining guided city tours, great museums and the smallest theatre in the world, a wide variety of events and beautiful cycleways and trails, “Häckerwirtschaften” (seasonal winetaverns) and sophisticated gastronomy, charming small shops – all this and much more can be expected here.
The town’s first documentary reference dates from 1237. So it can look back on an eventful history. Its favourable position on the old trade route Nürnberg – Frankfurt made it possible for Miltenberg to experience times of economic prosperity at an early stage.
At the passage from the so-called Main-Limes, a border section on the river, to the Limes, the artificial border fortification made of palisade, rampart and moat. Visible: wall remains and parts of the bath-house of the so-called Altstadtkastell (old city fort). Replicas of the foundations of three watchtowers along the Limes Trail. Pottery kiln from the civilian settlement of the overbuilt numerus fort.
Many display boards offer additional information.
Old marketplace, known as “Schnatterloch”, “Gasthaus zum Riesen”, the oldest inn for aristocracy in Germany, “Schwarzviertel”, the oldest part of the town between Main and Greinberg, Mildenburg. Themed guided tours or walks in the footsteps of the Celts or the Romans can be booked at the tourist information; Infoflyer “Der Limes bei Miltenberg” also available there.